Friday, May 31, 2013

Fussy and Fancy-Bling It On challenge!

Hello and Happy Friday!
Woot!  Woot!
Sorry!  This has been a very long
four day work week!
I'm so happy that it's Friday!
We have a fun new challenge  for you at
If you follow me, you already know
that if I'm not adding pearls to my projects,
I'm adding BLING!  Love it!
For my Design Team card
I made a card using  

Fresh Brewed Designs, "Love Bird Owls" rubber stamp
coloring with copics and embellished with blue bling!
The card stock and glittery DP are all  from my stash.
I used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares die
My Favorite Things clouds dienamics embellished with bling
The gorgeous crocheted flower was made by my mother
and she sewed white irredecent sequins and tiny seed pears on it!
It's so pretty and the picture doesn't do it justice.  Thank you MOM!
I also used a string of the same type of sequins that my very sweet
mother gave to me!
The corner embellishment is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the
blue heart is from some of the goodies that my mom gave me!
I hope that you can join in on this fun challenge!
It's so fun to add BLING to our projects!
Please pop on over to
to see what our very talented
DT has created with their bling!
Thank you for visiting!
I hope that all of you find time to craft and create
this weekend!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fresh Brewed Designs 24 hour Caffeine Crazy Challenge - May



*Our Caffeine Crazy challenge starts NOW!!!*

As many of you know, Fresh Brewed Designs likes to host
a special challenge every month that has a 5th Wednesday.
That time is now!!! We have a 24 hour challenge for all of you FBD Craftin-istas!

This will be an easy and fun challenge that will require you to use an

FBD digi or stamp. And guess what?!?

There will be a prize so make sure you play along for your chance to win.


Please hop on over to our
to see some fun glittery inspiration!
This is such a fun challenge!
I hope that you can play along
for a chance to win a prize!
We also want to remind you of our SALE going on NOW!
Get your stamps while they are CHEAP!
Almost ALL rubber stamps are on sale - check it out by clicking on the image below.

Thank you for visiting!
I hope that all of you have a crafty day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Monday, May 20, 2013

FBD BLOG HOP! TODAY ONLY! New Rubber Stamp Release!

Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs May Rubber Stamp Release and Blog Hop!
We are so happy to have you hopping along with us today!
If you are just arriving to the hop, you will want to go back to the start
If you are getting here from Celeste's blog
then you are good to go! One major thing has changed in our hops.
We will no longer be having a 3 day, hop filled weekend.
We are shortening it to a ONE DAY HOP!!!
That's right!
If you want to hop, today is THE day!
This hop will close on Tuesday the 21st at 8 AM EST.

We were all patient and didn't spill the beans about this release,
but hopefully you got the hint!

this release is for you!
I am so happy to introduce to you the newest addition to the FBD rubbah stamp family:
I wanted to make a special card for my girlfriend, Randy
and Skinny Minnie Coffee Break is just what I needed!
I colored her in with copic markers and tore  the image out.
Then I inked around the edges with a brown copic.
The "What's Brewing" sentiment is one of many sentiments
that comes with this stamp!
The, "Hello" stamp is FBD also. 
As you can tell from my horrible writing, I added my
friends name myself.
The cardstock is Stampin Up and the sentiments were punched
out with Stampin Up punches.
The Designer Paper is My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful
The butterflight die is Tim Holtz
The Butterfly and Ladybug are K&Company layered accents
The Gorgeous Crocheted Flowers were made by my
I hope that you can see the pretty seed pearls that she
added to the larger one!  I LOVE THEM!
Thank you Mom!  I love you!
Thank you so much for hopping with us!
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog.
It is time for us to say goodbye and for you to head over to my friend
Yolanda's blog to check out what she has prepared for you.

This Hop ends on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:00 am EST

Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Here is the full hop order :

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blossoms and Butterflies!

Can you believe it's Wednesday?
Is it just me, or is anyone else
worried about how quickly the week is
going by?
I have way too much to get done this
week and
Mother's Day is this weekend
and I have been super busy with
the children here as we work on
their mother's day gifts.
I still need to figure out what I'm
getting for my dear mother!
Have I mentioned that I need more time?
I certainly can't complain about the weather!
It's been GORGEOUS!
What's that I hear?  THUNDER!
Oh No! They are predicting yucky
weather with rain and thunder
until after Mother's Day!
That means No
Mother's Day Barbeques
this weekend!
However, I will have more pressing
problems with all of the thunder!
The little children who come here
to my preschool are afraid of thunder!
The rest of this week will be difficult
as I try to entertaine and distract the children
from the loud booms!
Well, I will just have to make the best of it!
Everything will work out!
I had fun coloring last night and
I have a card to share with you!
I used
Fresh Brewed Designs
I'm very sorry for the poor quality picture.
Once again, I am behind  and I took this picture
late last night.
Fresh Brewed Designs  Blossoms and Butterflies digi
colored with copic markers.
I tore the image out and inked the edges with
Stampin Up Crumb Cake ink
Stampin up cardstock, Butterfly embosslets die and button
Really Reasonable Ribbon, Lace and ribbon
Cheery Lynn heart die cut
eksuccess pearls  (I love the yummy mint green color)
Wild Orchid crafts corner embellishment
I'm sorry that I don't know what the pretty  DP is.
I actually got it on E-Bay and they were all single sheets.
The stick pin is made with my stash of beads.
You will want to stop over at
to see what some of my
Thank you for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl
talented DT friends have created this week!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Fussy and Fancy "ANYTHING GOES" challenge!

 Hello and Happy Friday!
We have the perfect challenge for you to join at

Fussy and Fancy!


We can't wait to see what all of
you share with us!

For my DT card
I used Mo's "Nurse" digi
to make my daughter's birthday card.
She is a nurse!  How perfect!
I enjoyed using soft pastel colors
and kept the embellishments simple
so that it would go inside an envelope.


Mo's "Nurse" digi colored with copics
(I wish I gave her more blush!)
Stampin up cardstock and sentiment.
Large label punch and large oval punch
K&Company dp and scraps.
Recollections cupcake
My dear husband is home healing from his surgery now.
I feel so bad because he is in so much pain.
However, it is Healing pain, so we will be fine.
One day at a time!
We have so very much to be thankful for!
We certainly do appreciate all of your prayers.
God blessed us with three wonderful children.
My oldest  daughter brought us dinner last night!
She has been wonderful running around doing errands for us!
When my husband needed to get some more comfortable and loose
gym pants, she went to the store and BROUGHT IT TO US!
I'm not kidding!  She bought 7 pairs of pants for us to choose from
because he wasn't well enough to go to the store!
We chose two pair and she is going to return the rest.
How sweet is she?
Today is a very special day for all of us at my house because
it's our youngest grandson's 1st birthday today!
Happy 1st Birthday Lukey!!
My daughter is having an adorable ducky theme.
She made adorable ducky cupcakes to celebrate with the children
here in my preschool!
We will be having a big family party when my husband is doing better.
Your in for a real treat when you pop on over to our
Our Design Team had lots of fun with this challenge.
Now it's your turn!
We look forward to seeing what you create!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

FBD May Prize Challenge/FLOWERS!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
We have a brand new month long
prize challenge at
I'm totally in love with this gorgeous
that Heather recently created for
our card making pleasure!
She is just perfect for our
FLOWER prize challenge!
Isn't she BEAUTIFUL?
I have to tell you that things have been super
crazy here at my house.  My husband was ill all
weekend and then Monday we found out that he
needed surgery.  My poor hubby!
We need to check into the hospital for his surgery
at 9:30 A.M. this morning.
I've certainly been praying a lot!
I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish
this card at all!
Then Tuesday evening, (Totally last minute) I took
a deep breath and started coloring this gorgeous image.
It was the first time that I was able to sit and focus on
something besides reality since last Friday afternoon.
Please excuse the poor photography.  It was late at night
when I took this picture.
I'm disappointed in the red hair.  It was my first time trying
to color red hair and wouldn't you know, I was missing the two
major color copic markers.
I did try to substitute different colors, but it just didn't turn out
the way that I was hoping.
Well I am off with my hubby to get him all fixed up!
Please stop over at
to see lots of wonderful inspiration
for our FLOWERS prize challenge!
I hope that you can join in on the fun!
If you would like to purchase this gorgeous
you can find her here.
Thank you for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl